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Are plastic car bumpers fitted to modern cars designed to protect

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Are plastic car bumpers fitted to modern cars designed to protect pedestrians and break on impact .Could they cause extensive damage to another vehicle in a very low speed collision where the bumper comes into contact with a car sill or similar strength part of a vehicle.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello

modern bumpers typically bend and deform before finally breaking and the only way to cause major damage is to catch the other car with the corner of the bumper

if the other vehicle had corroded / weakened sills already then this may well be a different matter as this would then fold under a much lower impact
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Would you be prepared to view some photos and give an opinion on them

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
no problem

just use the paperclip button on here to post them up
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Matt i am having trouble posting the to you at the moment not good with


computers my mate is coming to help me if you don,t mind waiting


 


James

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
No problem James